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Mark your calendars. CREF 2015 will be co-hosted by the Government of the Dominican Republic and will take place from October 19th-21st at the Barceló Bávaro Convention Center in Punta Cana. Registration is now open with substantial discounts available for the first 50 to sign up to attend.

CREF 2014 was a sell-out event with more than 450 delegates attending from over 40 countries. Governments and utilities from 21 Caribbean countries were represented. The high turnout speaks to CREF's track-record as the leading meeting-place for the regional energy market, and also to the extent of the opportunity to develop renewables across the Caribbean. Where once the focus was on the enabling environment, now attention is sharply focused on commercialization and implementation. If ever there was a time to engage in the Caribbean renewables market, it is now.

We look forward to seeing you at CREF 2015!


03.03.15 | CREF 2015 to be Co-Hosted by the Government of the Dominican Republic – Punta Cana, October 19th-21st
The Ministry of Energy & Mines of the Dominican Republic announced today that it will co-host the 2015 Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF 2015), the largest annual gathering of energy stakeholders in the region. New Energy Events is excited to bring the 7th annual CREF to the Dominican Republic and to a market with scale and opportunity. We look forward to working closely with the Government to highlight opportunities for investment in renewables.

10.08.14 | CREF 2014 - 450 Registrations, 41 Countries, 21 Caribbean Islands
450 delegates from 41 countries joined us in Miami for CREF 2014 and this year's largest gathering of energy stakeholders. Thank you to our speakers, sponsors, and delegates for their contribution to what was an exceptional event.

10.02.14 | CREF Registration to Close Imminently: Unprecedented Interest in Caribbean Renewables; Unprecedented Demand for CREF
Please note that with numbers well above 400 we are limited by the ability of our venue to accommodate greater numbers and will be closing registration shortly.

09.25.14 | OPIC to Host Breakfast Session for Developers on "PPAs vs. Leases - A Lender's View"
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) will host a breakfast meeting on October 8th on “PPAs vs Leases – A Lender’s View”. OPIC's Lynn Tabernacki and Skadden's Frank Shaw will discuss the key considerations for developers in selecting a PPA or Lease Structure for generation projects.  The discussion will analyze the benefits and challenges of each structure, where the structures have been commonly used, and the elements of both PPAs and Leases that are attractive to financiers. OPIC will also provide attendees with information on available financing programs for RE projects.

09.24.14 | US Solar Institute, Aquion Energy and Clean Horizon Join World-Class Exhibitor Roster
The organizers of CREF are delighted to welcome U.S. Solar Institute, Aquion Energy and Clean Horizon to the CREF 2014 exhibition hall. Leaders in their respective fields, they join and enhance a world-class roster of event sponsors and exhibitors.

09.19.14 | Siemens Energy, Caribbean Development Bank, Join Ranks of Sponsors
The organizers of CREF 2014 are proud to announce that Siemens, one of the world's largest industrial conglomerates, will sponsor CREF 2014. Joining Siemens is the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) with its newly stated mandate to lead and finance the diversification of the Caribbean's energy matrix.


CREF 2015 Agenda

A preliminary version of the CREF 2015 agenda will be made available shortly. The CREF 2014 agenda and roster of speakers can be viewed here.

Get Involved

Attend. Registration for CREF 2015 is now open. The first 50 delegates to register before April 15th will receive a 20% discount on the delegate fee. Please enter discount code CREF2015EB50 on the last page of the registration process to redeem this discount.


Speak. The CREF 2015 speaker application process will be announced shortly. Please e-mail if you wish to be considered.

Sponsor/Exhibit. Download the sponsorship brochure here. For more information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact

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